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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Fantastic family Outdoor activity

Fantastic facility with manny challenging well laid out courses. The courses or well marked and a... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
Tour24510022297
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Oooooo love it

Dont know why we waited so long to visit, since we live 10 min away. Great fun and a very helpful... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
wvumu
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The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! Over 200 Platforms high in The Trees, covering 5 acres, interconnected by zip lines, ropes, obstacles, challenges and fun! 13 Separate courses, 6 difficulty levels, from beginner to...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
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+1 240-389-4386
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic facility with manny challenging well laid out courses. The courses or well marked and a fantastic challenge for all ages and levels of ability. The staff are very helpful, informative and attentive to your needs. I have taken my family and friends there several...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Dont know why we waited so long to visit, since we live 10 min away. Great fun and a very helpful, cheerful and professional staff

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Great visit! Our troop did a night climb and then camped overnight at the park. It was their 3rd visit - they love Adventure Park!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

I have been coming to The Adventure park since their first year in operation (2008), and the staff, processes and courses just keep getting better. My kids have graduated from the purples and yellows and are onto the blue and black courses, but still love...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing experience for me to get to know my co-workers on a much deeper level outside of the workplace. Also provided great stories to bond with coworkers who I don’t normally speak with. I really did have an adventure with all of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I would like to say that we all had a good time, the personnel was excellent very friendly and knowledgeable, it was our first time in this park the instructions were very simple ,the equipment I was in good shape easy to use and to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thanks for coming to climb with us. We're glad you had a great time! We'll hopefully see you in the future!

Reviewed October 23, 2018

I have been here with my kids, chaperoned as a teacher, and have always had a great time. This week I went with 2 friends as a mom's night out. We had vouchers from the summer from the free climbing day for teachers. We had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rebecca K
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

It's good to hear you had a great time! We look forward to seeing you in the summer!

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

My son just returned from a weekend visit with his Boy Scout troop. He had a blast on the course up in the trees. He says the staff were very helpful. Campsites were a long walk from the parking lot (hauling gear). Overall he had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This is my second time coming to the park and I love it !!! Although the rain put a stop to our climb staff helped us down . I also lost my phone while climbing . The next day I came and a staff member...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you for coming out to The Adventure Park! We hope the weather treated you better for your second climb!

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We took our 6 and 8 year old boys this weekend. My 8 year old got the hang of it very quickly and we let him go off independently on the more difficult colors. My younger son was very scared at the beginning but his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ty G, General Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thank you for the great review! I am glad to see that you and your boys had a great time. The Adventure Park is a great place for people to overcome their fear of heights and gain confindence. We hope to see you back in...More

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amandalester41
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Ty G | Property representative |
Hello!! Groups are always welcome! Busy times vary depending on the day, so we advise making reservations to secure your climb time! Feel free to call our office at (240) 389-4386 to make your reservation!
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Dllora
November 13, 2016|
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Response from nkvmd | Reviewed this property |
Their current prices should be on the website. We paid $54/adult, $50 for my 11 year old; covers the gear, initial instruction, followed by 3 hours of climbing
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How does the park avoid long wait times at each obstacle? Hello ~ sent this email directly to the Park Manager and have not received an acknowledgement and/or response. While we returned during the day and payed more, we'd like to try the Twilight Adventure but are hesitant based on our last experience, Any insight on whether or not the park has a process in place to ensure no "back-ups"/long waits at each obstacle? We certainly did not get our money's worth of zip lining on this evening: This past Saturday night, we surprised my son and took him and a couple of his friends (ages 13, 14 and 15) so they could experience the park in the evening. The weather was absolutely perfect and they couldn't wait to get started! After training, off they went ... huge smiles on their faces and high-fiving all the way to the start of the courses. As parents, we thought we'd earned some brownie points and high-fived as well! When we came back at 10pm for pick-up, to our shock and surprise, all 3 of them were sitting on a bench looking pretty despondent and the mood was somber (the complete opposite of when we left). I asked how things went and they said it was a huge disappointment. They didn't get to zipline much during the 2 hours they were there and clearly, they were upset. We were all hoping that this would be a night for them to remember and felt awful for the boys. We rode home in silence, and in an attempt to salvage the evening, I promised we'd go again and perhaps even try another park in the area. That perked them up a little. Apparently, it was great at first, especially when they felt like they had the park to themselves after 3-4 obstacles. Then all of a sudden, they caught up with a group of 3 20-something year old girls. This is when things went awry. These girls took an inordinate amount of time getting from one obstacle to the next. They'd start out by taking numerous selfies and then waited for each girl to get to the other side before moving onto the next platform. They used this "process" (selfies first, then waiting for each other on the other side of the ziplines before starting the next) the entire way through the obstacle. By the time the boys finished this 1 single obstacle (well over an hour!) all the others in the park (the ones they really wanted to hit) were shut down. The only ones left were the easy ones (purple and yellow). I asked if there was an employee in the park who either went with them as a guide or was simply walking around and monitoring the pace at which people moved through the obstacles, thinking that this could have helped to move these girls along. The boys said no and there was absolutely nothing they could do to address the situation. They basically felt "trapped" and just followed behind these girls. I thought that by sharing this experience with you (vs. complain about it on social media), you'd have a chance to address what could possibly be an ongoing problem that others have encountered. It surprised me that there aren't staff members walking around through the park (or even "stationed" at platforms), ensuring that the traffic is flowing and people are moving at a good pace through the obstacles. While the whole concept of ziplining in the evening was super exciting, we may just opt to go during the day. I'm hoping they'll want to give SS Adventure Park another try! Thanks for the opportunity to share this feedback.
July 7, 2016|
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Response from prontoeli | Reviewed this property |
Did the boys ask the girls if they could go ahead of them? I've found that there can be folks who are moving more slowly for many reasons (other than selfies) such as nervousness or inexperience - there seems to be a norm of... More
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